Many women who are concerned that their cancer treatment may cause infertility are advised to store either embryos (fertilised eggs) or eggs, before their treatment starts. Embryos and unfertilised eggs are usually frozen for up to ten years, although in some situations this can be extended until the woman reaches 55.
Your doctor or nurse can discuss the possibility of infertility and the collection and storage of eggs or embryos with you and can refer you to a fertility clinic. Sometimes the NHS will pay for storage of the eggs or embryos, but some health authorities will not.
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